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Last Will and Testament

William C. Carter


Last Will and Testament

William C. Carter


I William C. Carter of Rochelle Wilcox County Georgia being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in names and form following that is to say,

1st It is my will that my funeral shall be conducted without ostentation and that the expense thereof together with all my just debts be fully paid.

2nd That this will be executed without any Court Cost or expenses or Only so much as is required by law. That the Executors my two sons herein after named as such be allowed and shall receive for their service such rate per cost as is provided by law and that their pay be shared equally by the two.

3rd I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Elizabeth Carter all real estate owned or possessed by me at the time of my death for her use support and benefit during her life to be managed rented or sold if necessary and money may be reinvested as thought best by the Executors above referred to and herein after mentioned said wife Concurring in or agreeing to any sale made.

4th To said wife I also give & bequeath all household and kitchen goods and all other personal property owned or possessed by me at the time of my death including money notes and accounts as my be required to pay debts and current expenses. Otherwise said wife may give or dispose of personal property as she wishes or desires for it becomes hers at my death by this will.

5th After the death of said wife Mrs. M.E. Carter all property herein willed to her or such portion as remains unexpended or not disposed of shall revert back to my estate and be divided equally or otherwise agreeably among our four children Jesse P. Carter Mrs. Julia F. Hammond Mrs. Mary E. Kinnon and Milton L. Carter.

6th And last I hereby constitute and appoint my two sons Jesse P. Carter and Milton L. Carter without bond as security to be the executors of this my last will and testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 30th day of May A.D. 1916.

W. C. Carter


Signed published and declared by the above named William C. Carter as his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request have signed as Witnesses of the same.

T. C. Wells

W.A. Nipper

D.F. Jones



Source: Will Book 1858-1957 page 131

Film No. 271348

transcribed by Janet Moore
to provide free research
to Wilcox County families.

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